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Hello,

 

Well ive been told that birds that curl their heads round under their wing is not a good sign???

I Have atleast three birds that do this is this bad or are they just sleeping???

:(

 

Also i have an adult male that is very puffy all the time sits low on his perch, hardly ever eats, drinks or moves for that matter and on his tummy it has a squishy area??? My other males dont have this??? something doesn't seem right??? He hasn't changed in two weeks so is this normal? could he just be old?? :fear

 

Would love some help!! Thanks in advance.

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in normal sleeping times this is fine.

 

If the birds are sleeping abnormally long amounts of time, they are fluffed up and seem very lethargic or inactive, there is something wrong. Usually by the time the bird displays thsi type of behviour, it may be too late.

 

I would take your possibly sick bird to the vet, an avian vet. Is it not better to know. If there is something wrong they can treat it, and if there is nothing wrong, then you feel a lot better.

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Hello,

 

Well ive been told that birds that curl their heads round under their wing is not a good sign???

I Have atleast three birds that do this is this bad or are they just sleeping???

:(

 

Also i have an adult male that is very puffy all the time sits low on his perch, hardly ever eats, drinks or moves for that matter and on his tummy it has a squishy area??? My other males dont have this??? something doesn't seem right??? He hasn't changed in two weeks so is this normal? could he just be old?? :fear

 

Would love some help!! Thanks in advance.

 

Whoever told you that when birds sleep with the heads on their wing, is not a good sign, does NOT know what they are talking about :) It's not only a good sign, but it show they are comfortable enough in their surrounds to sleep as relaxed as that... sleeping on one leg is also good...

 

As to your other bird, he doesn't sound well. I'd also get him to a vet asap, as they hide illness well and once you recognise it they are usually pretty sick. What are his poo's like? What colour is his cere? It could be anything and an Avian vet would be your best bet. Good luck and please keep us updated.

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Whoever told you that when birds sleep with the heads on their wing, is not a good sign, does NOT know what they are talking about :fear It's not only a good sign, but it show they are comfortable enough in their surrounds to sleep as relaxed as that... sleeping on one leg is also good...

 

Well that would be me! I don't know about you but when I go out to look at my birds in the aviary the last thing I want to see is a bird sitting on its own with its little head tucked back under its wing - what I DO want to see is plenty of activity going on.

 

Each to their own! :(

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Whoever told you that when birds sleep with the heads on their wing, is not a good sign, does NOT know what they are talking about :fear It's not only a good sign, but it show they are comfortable enough in their surrounds to sleep as relaxed as that... sleeping on one leg is also good...

 

Well that would be me! I don't know about you but when I go out to look at my birds in the aviary the last thing I want to see is a bird sitting on its own with its little head tucked back under its wing - what I DO want to see is plenty of activity going on.

 

Each to their own! :(

 

Sorry Renee.....you are under a misconception....heads tucked under a wing is normal. A sick budgie sits fluffed up and generally its head isnt tucked under its wing.

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Whoever told you that when birds sleep with the heads on their wing, is not a good sign, does NOT know what they are talking about :fear It's not only a good sign, but it show they are comfortable enough in their surrounds to sleep as relaxed as that... sleeping on one leg is also good...

 

Well that would be me! I don't know about you but when I go out to look at my birds in the aviary the last thing I want to see is a bird sitting on its own with its little head tucked back under its wing - what I DO want to see is plenty of activity going on.

 

Each to their own! :(

 

Sorry Renee.....you are under a misconception....heads tucked under a wing is normal. A sick budgie sits fluffed up and generally its head isnt tucked under its wing.

Well fair enough! But I still don't like it. Many times I have seen a bird isolated like that, "sleeping" all the time, and I always run my hands against the aviary wire to wake it up! It can sleep like that at night if it likes but I would rather it was chatting away to its friends.

:)

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Sorry Renee.....you are under a misconception....heads tucked under a wing is normal. A sick budgie sits fluffed up and generally its head isnt tucked under its wing.
Well fair enough! But I still don't like it. Many times I have seen a bird isolated like that, "sleeping" all the time, and I always run my hands against the aviary wire to wake it up! It can sleep like that at night if it likes but I would rather it was chatting away to its friends.

:(

 

Another job for Tony....running around rattling the cages so the birds dont get any rest or is it a plan to make them all BOMBPROOF :fear

 

But...YES ...there is a big difference between a fluffed up bird and a normally healthy one sleeping with its head tucked in :)

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Seeing lots of activity is GOOD!!! But when a budgie is comfortable enough to sleep with the head tucked under their wing, instead of keeping 'half an eye on you', I see it as a great thing. Especially when you have inside budgies, I see it as a trust thing... same as when people say they never see their budgies drink. Both involve them taking their eyes off you = they trust you and feel comfortable around you. But hey... that's just me anyway :fear No offense meant!

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Hello,Well ive been told that birds that curl their heads round under their wing is not a good sign???I Have atleast three birds that do this is this bad or are they just sleeping??? :( Also i have an adult male that is very puffy all the time sits low on his perch, hardly ever eats, drinks or moves for that matter and on his tummy it has a squishy area??? My other males dont have this??? something doesn't seem right??? He hasn't changed in two weeks so is this normal? could he just be old?? :fear Would love some help!! Thanks in advance.
Whoever told you that when birds sleep with the heads on their wing, is not a good sign, does NOT know what they are talking about :) It's not only a good sign, but it show they are comfortable enough in their surrounds to sleep as relaxed as that... sleeping on one leg is also good... As to your other bird, he doesn't sound well. I'd also get him to a vet asap, as they hide illness well and once you recognise it they are usually pretty sick. What are his poo's like? What colour is his cere? It could be anything and an Avian vet would be your best bet. Good luck and please keep us updated.
His cere is dark blue?? As for poop well im guessing normal he is never dirty nor does he ever have anything stuck to his feathers, he's not red.... nothing unusual to look at as such??As for info i guess it comes with being a newbie....... take in all info and figure out it out along the way??? :hap:
in normal sleeping times this is fine.If the birds are sleeping abnormally long amounts of time, they are fluffed up and seem very lethargic or inactive, there is something wrong. Usually by the time the bird displays thsi type of behviour, it may be too late.I would take your possibly sick bird to the vet, an avian vet. Is it not better to know. If there is something wrong they can treat it, and if there is nothing wrong, then you feel a lot better.
Thanks dave i think i may just have to do that.....watched him all day and he hasn't budged AGAIN from the perch.....another male is pruning him but he doesn't do much???
Whoever told you that when birds sleep with the heads on their wing, is not a good sign, does NOT know what they are talking about :D It's not only a good sign, but it show they are comfortable enough in their surrounds to sleep as relaxed as that... sleeping on one leg is also good...
Well that would be me! I don't know about you but when I go out to look at my birds in the aviary the last thing I want to see is a bird sitting on its own with its little head tucked back under its wing - what I DO want to see is plenty of activity going on.Each to their own! :P
:)
Sorry Renee.....you are under a misconception....heads tucked under a wing is normal. A sick budgie sits fluffed up and generally its head isnt tucked under its wing.
Well fair enough! But I still don't like it. Many times I have seen a bird isolated like that, "sleeping" all the time, and I always run my hands against the aviary wire to wake it up! It can sleep like that at night if it likes but I would rather it was chatting away to its friends. B)
Another job for Tony....running around rattling the cages so the birds dont get any rest or is it a plan to make them all BOMBPROOF :yes: But...YES ...there is a big difference between a fluffed up bird and a normally healthy one sleeping with its head tucked in :D
Ahhh... im sooo slow at keeping up!!! :DWell thank you to all again for your help!!!Im very pleased to know that my birds are comfortable and not sick!! ;) As for my little man i'll have to get him checked out!!! All the best!
Seeing lots of activity is GOOD!!! But when a budgie is comfortable enough to sleep with the head tucked under their wing, instead of keeping 'half an eye on you', I see it as a great thing. Especially when you have inside budgies, I see it as a trust thing... same as when people say they never see their budgies drink. Both involve them taking their eyes off you = they trust you and feel comfortable around you. But hey... that's just me anyway :D No offense meant!
Sounds good to me! :)
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another male is pruning him

 

Pruning is for rosebushes and hedges. Preening is for budgies :D

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